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Flip phones are the new “obsession” of the century: They say they can “disconnect” from smartphone addiction

A new trend is emerging among Gen Z, flip cell phone usageWhich became popular in the 1990s instead of foldable smartphones.

according to a report by CNNThis type of device, lightweight and small enough to be obtained in some stores for as little as $20, represents a new attraction for young people who they like their low quality cameras, But this also “disconnect abilitywhich they represent, as they only work for messages and calls.

Phones from 20 years ago, a big surprise for Gen-Z

This has brought a change in the behavior of the youth, as they use smartphones only to go out with friends like routine. as they prepare to leaveBut they decide to take their phones”Ancient“Taking pictures with your cameras”Ancient“that act as a helper but also as conversation starters”Diverse,

However, there are additional concerns around the safety limits that these devices allow, Well, at least in the case of some parents, they want the option of being able to track their kids’ location by taking advantage of the GPS capabilities of these latest devices.

One Motorola V980 | Image: Dan Taylor

For their part, from companies such as HMD Global, the owner of Nokia, they detail that the trend can be seen as users start to realize “spend too much time glued to their devices“Y have a strong urge to disconnectsaid Jackie Cates, Marketing Director, HMD Global.

need to “disconnect”

These are nothing like the latest trend in phones Folding smartphones introduced from 2019Which includes Samsung’s Fold and Flip series apart from Motorola, Xiaomi and even Huawei.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Image: Grace R. Samson

The biggest attraction of buying a flip phone lies mainly in its price, unlike the recent models. They can be found for over $1,000.

even some influential people They have come to comment that these types of old phones”remove all bad things from smartphone, like addicted to using them all the timeSharing every aspect of life and even leaving feeling disappointed that social media posts are not making the expected impact”only good things“Like connecting with people and taking pictures and videos, even if it’s in low quality.

in the case of Mexico, the sale of feature phones have seen Growth in last quarters of 2022compared to smartphones. According to Counterpoint, this growth can be attributed to the re-entry of brands such as i-Mobile and Nokia with new handsets at affordable prices.

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